The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 16, 2008
An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning. Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We We want a plan,” said my managers, and so I outlined the future as I thought it would – and should – unfold.